Jason Gerrard, MD, PhD, FAANS

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and of Neuroscience; Chief, Functional Neurosurgery; Chief, Trauma Neurosurgery, YNHH

Departments & Organizations

Neurosurgery: Deep Brain Stimulation | Epilepsy Surgery | Gamma Knife Radiosurgery | Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery

Epilepsy & Seizures

Headache & Facial Pain Center

Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program

Pediatric Epilepsy Program

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Neuroscience: Neural Disorders

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research


Dr. Jason Gerrard is an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery specializing in Epilepsy Surgery as well as Functional Neurosurgery. He is the Chief of the Functional and Stereotactic and Neurotrauma Sections of the Yale School of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery. He is a member of the Yale Comprehensive Epilepsy Program as part of the Epilepsy Surgery team. He is fellowship trained in both Functional Neurosurgery and Epilepsy Surgery. Dr. Gerrard's area of clinical interest include the treatment of intractable epilepsy and movement disorders such as Parkinson's Disease and Essential Tremor via deep brain stimulation. He also provides surgical options for functional pain syndromes such as trigeminal neuralgia and intractable back pain.

Dr. Gerrard also conducts both translational and basic science research in a full-time laboratory at the Yale School of Medicine. His PhD thesis focused on the neural network mechanisms within the hippocampus in learning and memory. Presently, his laboratory focuses on understanding the network processes underlying epileptogenesis and seizure propagation in new animal models of epilepsy. There is a strong emphasis on the design of intelligent brain-machine interfaces to advance the understanding of neurological diseases and bring new and improved treatments to our patients with epilepsy and other neurological disorders.

Education & Training

MD University of Arizona (2004)
PhD University of Arizona, Neuroscience (2002)
Fellowship Yale University School of Medicine
Fellowship Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Residency Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Intern Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Board Certification AB of Neurological Surgery, Neurological Surgery (2017)

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Jason Gerrard, MD, PhD, FAANS
Patient Care Location
Yale Physicians BuildingYale Physicians Building
800 Howard Avenue, Fl Lower Level

New Haven, CT 06519
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Lab Location
Tompkins East Building
789 Howard Avenue, Ste 4th floor

New Haven, CT 06519
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Office Location
Tompkins Memorial Pavilion
789 Howard Avenue, Ste 4th Floor

New Haven, CT 06519
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Mailing Address
NeurosurgeryPO Box 208082
New Haven, CT 06520-8082